An ultrasound is a device used for imaging and giving medical professionals visuals of different body tissues; it has been around for over 60 years and is a gold standard for imaging during pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is considered a safe and effective method for medical viewing purposes.
How Does Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound produces high-frequency sound waves that bounce back off the observed tissue, interpret these echoes, and create an image on a screen.
Medical News Today says, “Ultrasound is sound that travels through soft tissue and fluids, but it bounces back, or echoes, off denser surfaces. This is how it creates an image.”
What Are Ultrasounds Used For?
Ultrasounds are very useful for diagnosing, investigating, and examining body tissues.
Mayfair Diagnostics states, “Ultrasound has a variety of uses, despite being most often associated with pregnancy. It can be ordered to investigate pain, swelling, or other symptoms.”
In pregnancy, an ultrasound indicates if pregnancy is taking place where it should be and is not ectopic (outside the uterus). This imaging is important because if an ectopic pregnancy is present, immediate medical intervention may be required for the health and safety of the woman.
Early discovery of an ectopic pregnancy is vital to protect a woman’s wellness. Thankfully, ultrasound helps verify pregnancy placement and can provide peace of mind.
Where Can I Go for Free Ultrasound?
At Bridgehaven, we offer free ultrasound, pregnancy testing, options counseling, and more. We invite you to make a no-cost, always confidential appointment with us today so we can provide you with the services and care you deserve.
If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and wish to understand all your options, please contact us. We would be honored to be a part of your journey and provide the answers you need to move forward. We are here for you; you are not alone.